How to Use Feng Shui For Your Home with the I Ching to Navigate through the Solstice Season, 2020 ~
Feng shui for your home is very useful at any time there’s a change of seasons. Especially this Summer Solstice with Mercury in retrograde, several other planets being in retrograde and a a rare “ring of fire” Solar Eclipse on Sunday the 21st. Wow! Summer is starting off with a bang!
Luckily, there are some things you can do using Feng Shui that could help mitigate the rough energy and calm things down a bit – at least in your home!
As you go through this Transformation Game, it’s good to keep in mind the old feng shui recommendation that twelve objects be moved or rearranged in some way at the change of every season or during other times of significant change.
The I Ching or Book of Change also works beautifully to help you navigate change. Like Feng Shui, it follows the movements and tendencies in the cosmos using a series of sixty-four hexagrams or energy flows. When Feng Shui for your home can go with the flow of life, it’s possible to avoid blow ups and other build ups of negative energy. Unfortunately, this “poltergeist” type of energy is more likely to occur over the next few weeks. The text says:
“A change is occurring, whether in your own objectives or in the situation around you… By adapting to the realities around you at this time, you will find peace of mind and success.” ~ Hexagram #17 REPAIR, The I Ching Workbook, R. L Wing
To Begin Assessing the Feng Shui for Your Home, It Helps to Focus Your Awareness:
I use the Intuitive Learning Circles™ as mindfulness tools for tuning into my intuition and focusing my “feng shui eyes.” You can easily learn to use them too! All you have to do is relax and gaze softly at the Circles while you gently contemplate the affirmations or questions that go with them.
For example, this Circle will help you gather up your senses and focus them on assessing the energy of your home:
“I fine tune them to be present and aware of my Souls purpose.”
“I use them to become aware of my environment.”
“I gain clear awareness of helpful and harmful influences in my surroundings.”
Take some deep breaths and let your shoulders drop. Adjust the volume to your senses. Do that both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body to achieve greater mind body integration.
Next, gaze gently at this Circle to get present and slow everything down, so that you can get a more objective “read” on the situation. Use an affirmation like:
“I slow down and bring my attention in, towards what’s truly important about my environment right now.”
Imagine that you can slow the energy around you down, like a slow motion replay you would see on TV. We often miss intuitive information because things are just moving too fast!
(You) “can now benefit from internal stillness. By avoiding thoughts that project too far into the future, and dispelling illusions of what can or will be, you can overcome ego-generated difficulties.” ~ Hexagram #52 MEDITATION, The I Ching Workbook, R. L Wing
So often we miss things because we’re thinking about how things were in the past or how we wish they could be in the future. Truth is, we need to be very present with what’s going on, right now. Especially after experiencing so much change!
Use this Circle for the Four Seasons to get present. Notice where you are right now. Ask yourself:
“Am I fully in the present? If not, is part of me stuck in the past? Anxious about the future?”
Feel your hands open and close. Check for the date and time. Move around. Bring yourself into the present.
Finally, in order to get an accurate read, you need to trust your “gut instincts.” In this situation, do you trust your gut feeling?
If the answer you get is “no,” you’d be missing a really important aspect of doing an effective FengShui assessment. Go here, to get help if you need it.
If the answer you get is “yes,” you are ready to get an accurate “read” on your home!
So let’s get started!
I always start with a few quick check questions, starting with what needs to be removed. When you remove disturbing influences first, your environment can support you better as it suggests in I Ching Hexagram #18 REPAIR:
“The situation will develop new energy and inspiration once the problems are removed.”
Quick Check #1: Ask yourself this question while gazing softly at the Intuitive Learning Circle™ below:
“In general, do I need to remove disturbing influences from my home, yard or office?”
“If so, can I tell what they are and what I need to do?”
Interesting isn’t? You intuitively know somethings up, but need a little help to focus in on the details of what’s actually happening.
Quick Check #2: Get a sense if anything needs to be rearranged so you can optimize your chances for success in all areas of your life. Ask yourself:
“Do I need to rearrange something in my home to optimize my potential for success? If so, can I tell what it is or what area needs rearranging?”
“You can see the problems clearly. The timing is excellent for making amends.” ~I Ching Hexagram #18 REPAIR
Quick Check # 3: The third question is about whether or not something needs to be added. This isn’t a question about what’s fashionable, it’s about flow. Many beautiful houses are picture perfect, yet they don’t feel comfortable or welcoming. What’s missing in those cases is a natural flow. So, while you gaze softly at this next Circle, think about your home again, as it is currently. Ask:
“Is anything missing? Are there any holes or disturbances in the flow? If so, can I tell where they are?”
Can you get an idea of what you might add to make the correction? Make sure you keep in mind the needs of the other people who live or work with you.
“Only through intelligent deliberation can you be certain that the action you take is correct… The correct actions now are constructive rather than combative and lay the foundation for continued growth toward the good.” ~I Ching Hexagram #18 REPAIR
You now have an overall idea about your environment and what would be good to change. If you want to find out more, continue with the extra-intuitive activities or you may want to Subscribe to our Ezine and get regular I Ching Energy Updates to keep you in the flow!
Additional Help: Feng Shui for Your Home:
~ This additional exercise goes into more depth about issues in your environment that may be affecting you without your conscious awareness ~
Some people don’t know that feng shui can also help you to correct instability and “take apart” destructive patterns that are causing you and your family harm. Those patterns may have been a part of the family dynamic for a very long time.
Once the imbalances are corrected in your environment, personal growth happens more easily and effectively. Good health is supported. Your sense of timing improves, chaos is reduced and changes in life direction are more easily achieved. A private consultation is often the best, however, there are some things that you can do on your own. To help you, Kuan Yin has inspired this short Transformation Game.
Going through this process can help you evaluate whether or not your home is providing a stable and healthy environment for you. Plus, you could get some inspiration or possible remedies to support your happiness.
Simply gaze softly at the symbols while you consider the questions that accompany each of them. Doing so will help you to uncover hidden information about how your prosperity or sense of “home” is being impaired (it will also work in your office).
Step One – Relax and Tune In On A Deeper Level:
Begin by getting in the correct mindset to receive intuitive information. Gaze softly at this symbol while you repeat the following affirmation for a minute or two:
“I ask my intuition to reveal hidden information about imbalances or interferences in my home that are causing me, my business or my family harm.”
Continue enhancing intuition by calming your senses and bringing them into balance again – some may be turned up too high and some too low. You can bring them into balance by adjusting the levels so that you can sense the hidden information. Do it both crossed and uncrossed.
Step Two – It May Be Time to Review the Intention for Your Home:
“The opportunity to change a situation from STAGNATION to progress is at hand. It will not happen of its own accord. A strong and continuing sense of purpose is necessary to achieve and maintain the greatest possible heights of success.” ~ Hexagram #12 STAGNATION
[You might want to get a notepad to write on and see if you can find at least twelve objects that you can move, rearrange or remove as you go through the rest of this game.]
Use this Circle to slow down some more and become aware of your actual, physical, home environment. On your pad of paper, see if you can formulate a clear intention for what you would like your home to do for you at this time in your life.
Now, briefly review each room and remind yourself about what’s really important about the function of each room. What happens there and what purpose does that room serve for you and/or the family? You might also want to think about how a change in the season might affect each room.
If your mind goes blank, or you’re having trouble accessing clear intuition, use this Circle to melt away any conflicting thoughts or resistance. It can help to imagine the room softening and moving around. Wait until your vision stabilizes.
Step Three – Get Specific:
Once you’ve briefly gone through each room and feel ready, use the wisdom from this I Ching Hexagram to move on to the questions below that will help you identify more specifics:
“Order can be brought to chaotic situations, Because you are now unusually familiar with the elements involved in the object of your inquiry, you can evaluate and arrange them in whatever way necessary to achieve your aim.” ~ Hexagram #64 BEFORE THE END
Question #1 Trust your initial response to the questions ~
“Are there poltergeists or pockets of negativity collecting in my home?”
“If so, can I identify where they are located? Do I know what needs to be done to remedy them?”
If no, continue to Question #2.
“Am I experiencing poor communication or lack of co-operation where I live?”
“If so, can I identify the source of where it’s coming from? Can I get an idea of what changes are needed?”
“Are there any objects or elements out of balance that are causing mental, emotional, financial or physical difficulties?”
“If so, can I identify how they can be brought into balance?”
“Does something need to be moved, reorganized or completely removed?”
“Could I benefit from being more grounded and present in my own home?”
“If so, can I identify the source of what the problem is?”
“Does something need to be moved, reorganized or completely removed to help me be more grounded?”
“Is there any interference with productivity?”
“If so, can I identify something that needs to be moved, reorganized or completely removed in order to help me be more productive?”
“Is my health or prosperity struggling because of disharmony in my environment?”
Does something need to be moved, reorganized or completely removed to restore harmony? Does something need to be added?”
“Is there anything I need to know about my environment that is preventing me from heading in the right direction to accomplish my goals? Can I get a sense of what that is?”
“Is there anything I can add to enhance the love and light available in my home?”
“Is my environment safe and does it have adequate protection? Is there anything I need to do to be certain that it’s free from harmful or interfering energies?”
You can use this Circle to review the Feng Shui for your home to see if you have come up with at least twelve items that can be moved, removed, or added to accommodate the changes that you are currently experiencing.
Congratulations! You now have a lot more information about how Feng Shui for your home or office can be helpful in achieving your goals.
Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist and Medical Intuitive, Rheanni Lightwater specializes in space clearing and Feng Shui in Santa Fe NM and also serves the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and surrounding New Mexico area. She also creates colorful Feng Shui Healing Art to enhance the chi and empower your intentions.
An appointment with Rheanni lasts between one and three hours, depending upon the property and the circumstances surrounding it. Rates are $100.00 per hour. A complimentary initial telephone consultation is available.
Call to make your appointment today:
- Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKP
- business (505) 271-4612
- Soul Resources, LLC – Santa Fe, New Mexico
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This Transformation Game should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.